Shifty Schiff interrupted Devin Nunes questioning of Mr. Vindman and refused to allow Vindman to answer specific questions about the intelligence agencies associated with the people he spoke to about the July 25th call:
Is Nunes trying to out the whistleblower when questioning Vindman? Schiff thinks so. #impeachmenthearings https://t.co/EiQRhoKDH1 pic.twitter.com/iANWJp8gYH
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) November 19, 2019
Nunes was asking who Vindman spoke to about the July 25th call between Trump and Zelensky, and Vindman said he spoke with two people, one in the State Department and one in the Intelligence Community.
Nunes asked which area of the State Department and Vindman answered. But when Nunes asked which area of the Intelligence Community, noting there were 17 different agencies, Shifty Schiff interrupted and refused to allow Vindan to answer.
Nunes pointed out that Vindman had already testified that he didn’t know the whistleblower, so how could he possibly out the whistleblower? But it didn’t matter because Schiff had given his instructions and Vindman and his counsel obeyed.
In an unrelated clip, Vindman demands to be called “Lt. Colonel Vindman” when Nunes addresses him as “Mr. Vindman”:
Rep. Nunes: "Mr. Vindman…"
Vindman: "Ranking member, it's Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, please." https://t.co/nNae1Uac8o #ImpeachmentHearings pic.twitter.com/K6mr9GJl0t
— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) November 19, 2019